The Merlion

Singapore---Tourists are everywhere.

Mall of Asia's Eye Wheel

Las Pinas--- The "Eye wheel" is the tallest and largest ferris wheel in the country.

Concert at the Park

Manila---Mix presentations from dance, theater, and musical performances can be seen at the historical urban park

Sand bar

Marinduque---The place is called Palad because the sand bares during regular low tide, located in Maniwaya.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fortune Telling around Quiapo Church

Some people would say that only God knows what could happen in your life, but in some cases, there are people who would say that your destiny is already written on your palm — and they are called fortune tellers.

 When I was a kid, my lola from my maternal side claimed that she knows how to do palm reading. From then on, I believed that she can read people’s destiny through their palms. I remember, I boasted it to my closest friends in elementary and asked my lola to read their palms and tell us what she saw. She read one of my classmate’s palm, she envisioned that my classmate would go to abroad. After four years, it came true. I asked my lola how to do palmistry, and she told me that major lines in palm signify health, career, love life, etc. Of course, I was amazed of my lola’s ability to psych out. Another thing, my mother also knows how to foresee a situation before it occurs by asking her playing cards. She told me before that I should not play with her cards because it might tell a lie the next time she’ll use it.

After a couple of years, I tried the other way how Filipinos seek relief and hope to their problems which is through watching the manghuhulas of Quiapo shuffle their tarot cards. Answering your questions from the normal playing cards cost P50.00 and P100.00 for the tarot cards. The session lasted for 30 minutes with two sessions. The first part: I was a asked to think of a question which is answerable by yes, no, or maybe, after that I pulled a card from the shuffled and the fortune teller said the answer. The second part was basically she shuffled the tarot deck and picked the cards one by one and she told me what my career, health, love life, family, and flow of money would be in the future.

I took the activity seriously, and asked questions for real. But still, i can’t rely my destiny on cards and fortune tellers. I believe in my faith that the man is the driver of his life and that whatever happens to him is a consequence of his action and the will of God. This activity just strengthen my faith for what I believe in.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Carlagan Island, Quezon

Carlagan Island, Quezon Province

Fast facts:
1. It is a barangay of the Philippine municipality Burdeos in the province Quezon.
2. The residents in the island is  more or less around 2,000.
3. It is a 2-hour banca ride from Burdeos town proper.
4. They get their electricity from the solar panels, but not all of the houses here have electricity .
5. They get their potable water from the mountains.
6. They only have an elementary school.
7. You can buy the cheapest sea foods here.
Locals call it "lagoon" or "swimming pools."

Lots of sea urchins along the way, so better wear rubber shoes or slippers
The Pacific Ocean.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Mt. Talamitam, Nasugbu Batangas

Mt. Talamitam
Jump-off point: Sitio Bayabasan, Brgy. Aga, Nasugbu (KM. 83), Batangas

Days required/ Hours to summit:  2 hours
Specs: Minor climb

Itinerary (Day Hike)
0700 Assembly at in front Robinsons' Dasmariñas
0800 ETD for Nasugbu, Batangas
0900 ETA Jump-Off Point Brgy. Aga
Start Trek
1100 ETA Summit
Photo Ops, Other Climb What-Nots
1200 Start Descent
1400 Homeward Bound

Other things needed:
Backpacks, pack everything, no hand-carry
At least 3L of water, depends on how much you have to to keep hydrated
Packed lunch
Snacks for the trek
Emergency flashlights, rain gears
First aid kit, personal meds
Extra clothing

*Terrain is grassy so it is advisable to wear pants, long sleeves, warmers for protection
*There are no tree covers so make it a point to bring hats, caps, sunscreen, warmers and long sleeves. Also wear breathable clothing and bring extras.
*Weatherproof your things [place it inside a plastic bag before you put it inside your bags].
*You can bring sandals but may not wear them during trekking.
*Wear trekking pants, jogging pants, short and NOT denim [maong].

For the route going to Mt. Talamitam, you can check this link.

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